Return of the Fourth Horseman
by Andrew Nikiforuk
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Publisher: Viking Penguin
304 pages with the index. not price clipped. Clean with no remarks or highlights inside. The combination of unfettered free trade in living organisms, increased mobility, and urban crowding has created an increasingly volatile environment for the world's 6.5 billion people. It explains how an enterprising Thai bird smuggler can pop up in Belgium and nearly ruin a continent's dinner in half a day; why cowboys in Wyoming can encounter West Nile fever; and how cholera colonized much of the world's waters in just seven pandemics. The relentless mingling of pests, weeds, and germs, abetted by worldwide trade, invites disaster. The intruder might be an economic saboteur or a global killer. It might be as ambitious as H5N1, as costly as SARS ($50 billion), or as contagious as foot-and-mouth disease. Nikiforuk argues that it shouldn't take a pandemic to make us rethink the deadly pace of globalization and biological traffic in all living things. Large Heavy Book May Need More Payment For Overseas Delivery.